Professors Jarna Heinonen and Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen of the University of Turku have issued a call for chapter contributions for their forthcoming book Women in Business Families: From Past to Present. This volume will examine the gender structures of family business, seeking a balance between contemporary and historical analyses.
Full information can be found hereCall for Chapters
Potential topics include:
Gendered aspects of business and management in different institutional contexts
Conceptualizing business families
Norms, cognitive scripts and power relations in family businesses with regard to women
Patriarchal/matriarchal structures in family businesses and related changes
Women’s agency and involvement
Women in management positions and/or owners in family businesses/business families
Informal and formal roles of women in family businesses and families owning family businesses
Powerful matriarchs, women owners and managers
Women’s withdrawal from daily business
Gender and family business education and training in family businesses
Family business succession processes
The role of gender and gender equality in succession
Abstracts presenting a summary of potential chapter contributions should be emailed to the editors by the 15th of March, 2015. Abstracts should be no longer than 1-2 pages, and include a description of the principal topic, research questions, theoretical framework, empirical data and expected contribution. Notification of first acceptance will be given by the 1st of April, 2015. The accepted presenters will be invited to attend a research seminar and present their paper ideas in the workshop in Turku, Finland on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2015.